Making a Comeback
I am not expecting anyone to reply to this...( all much too busy), but am putting it up for information and in the hope that, as and when you get a moment of relaxation, you may take a look
This is where my mantra , certainly for me, will be resonating for quite some time.
Even before I put up a recent post about catching Covid, I was aware of the number of our forum friends who had Covid, or, who were recovering from it. My post seemed to open the floodgates and one after the other, replies recounted positive tests of our runner, or family members. A lot of our forum friends have the virus right now.
I am putting some information here which may be of use to those of us who are suffering from, or recovering from this complex and devastating virus. One or two folk who are over the pesky thing have been asking a few, when and how much can I do, questions.
The most important message which comes though any validated research on Covid and its effect on folk is... we are all Different. And it will affect us in Different ways.
Despite some reports to the contrary, a lot of people are still getting the coronavirus .
Whilst being fit and running may potentially, help prevent the kind of complications and respiratory symptoms severe enough to require medical intervention, our running is NOT a guarantee that we won't get it.
We all hope that by taking care of ourselves, running regularly, eating healthily and well, had any available vaccinations, and are in good health, that we are in a strong position, Despite all this... anyone can still get it. This virus can affect anyone.
So... you've got it, you've had it, you may get it. Where do we go from here?
As with any illness, or injury, the comeback is not as easy as we may think, and may also take some time.
There is no hard and fast rule which will tell us how long it will take before we feel anything like normal again. We are all, so very, very different. Factors such as age, fitness levels, specific symptoms, severity of the symptoms and duration of the sickness all play their part.
Covid does cause different degrees of respiratory symptoms, coughing, congestion ( my case, blocked up head!) and because of this, our comeback could be a tad harder than recovering from other illness or injury! We need to breathe!
The experts, and there are some terrific scientist and specialists out there, are still working on finding out as much as they can about this virus, They are learning more and more about it every day,
Some suggestions so far, indicate that some folk will feel like and be able, to run after a week or so, after diagnosis, for others, it may take weeks, or even months.
Covid can attack an affect every organ system in the body, and that means that the advice we give on here so often...LISTEN to YOUR BODY, is even more important than ever. LISTEN and HEAR... any discomfort...STOP... and severe discomfort, may need following up by your medical expert !
Other advice recommends that the longer and more ill you have been, then any return should be more gradual.
How long to wait? The advice is, until all or most symptoms have resolved , five to ten days, or longer and depending on severity, but, if your only symptom was loss of smell or taste, then that might be slightly less.
Asymptomatic... ? Then wait for around three days to make sure any symptoms do not appear
One factor which does seem to keep appearing in posts and replies...tiredness... fatigue. This again varies from individual to individual.
There is no magic pill to make you recover faster or feel better and, this is where the word 'comeback; really does ring true. (The nutrition link may be helpful here).
It seems that for many folk, one day, you feel as if you are making progress, feel stronger, less ill; the next day , bang, back to square one.. and some folk are even convinced they are positive again! ( It has happened to me)!
This is all, I feel quite useful information.... I am going to add some links which folk may which to look at, purely for information.
The ZOE Covid Study was the one used to inform the Govt. at the time. Funding from the Govt. has been withdrawn now, but the work goes on.
The reading is useful if you can take the time?
Bits on exercise and on nutrition too.
I am NOT a medical expert, the links and the information are from my own research and the information gleaned from the ZOE Covid study. I like many of us have been part of the study since the first year of the Pandemic.
What works for one will not work for another. Maybe just take a read and hopefully you may find some useful information.
I tested Negative on Christmas Day.. a great gift.... I retested for my second negative today, ( always a good idea, to have two)....it has gone but it certainly has left something behind which is going to take a while to resolve... and you all know what is coming now don't you?
SLOW and STEADY!
Feel better soon 🤗♥️
Every day, give or take ... thank you x